This task is designed to expand your knowledge in the areas of advanced materials and processes by performing a literature search on one of a number of topics. At the completion of this task, you will have gained knowledge on the “state-of-the-art” in your selected topic.
Select one of the following topics and undertake a literature review.
1. Materials harder than diamond
2. Low thermal expansion materials
3. Ultra-light weight insulator materials
4. Ultra-light weight conducting materials
5. Ultra-light weight cellular materials
6. Lattice materials
7. Ultra-light weight composites
8. Hierarchical materials
9. Man-made materials designed to mimic natural materials
10. Man-made spider silk alternatives